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2017 Schedule
17-3, 2nd in Big East
Chris Morris

Lunardi's No. 3 seeds change up this week

Butler, Louisville, UCLA and Oregon make up Joe Lunardi's third line in his most recent bracketology. Both Butler and Louisville maintain their footing from last week. But No. 3 is a demotion for UCLA, and a boost for Oregon. Bracketology

Butler remains in top 10

Kamar Baldwin was huge in crunch time against DePaul, Jeff Goodman writes.The freshman hit a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left in overtime and drained a pair of free throws with three seconds left. Power Rankings

Chris Morris

Joe gives Bulldogs a boost

Joe Lunardi's latest NCAA tournament projection improves Butler by one notch to a 3 seed following Monday's win over Marquette. The Bulldogs will visit DePaul on Saturday. Bracketology

How to get seed protection, the Butler way (1:03)
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6dSharon Katz

BPI names conference winners; Kansas is not among them

Kansas looks like the favorite to win a 13th consecutive Big 12 title, but BPI sees things differently. We crunched the BPI numbers and have the winners in all six major conferences.

Chris Morris

Irish and Blue Devils meet on Joe's 4 line

Joe Lunardi promotes Notre Dame from a No. 6 seed and drops Duke there by one line. Those ACC foes are joined at that level by Butler and Florida, which held their positions. Bracketology

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

So, Chris Holtmann and Butler have already beaten 4 ranked teams: Villanova, Xavier, Arizona and Cincinnati. And also Indiana (before the recent tumble).

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Xavier fights back but loses to Butler. Worse, Edmond Sumner leaves game after re injuring his shoulder. Big East excellence at top continues.

Chris Morris

Two new 4 seeds in the eyes of Lunardi

A sixth straight victory for Florida vaulted the Gators onto Joe Lunardi's four line while Butler dropped into the same position following its loss at Creighton. Meanwhile, Louisville and Oregon remained locked in as 4 seeds. Bracketology

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Creighton's now making 65 percent of its 2s in Big East play after the Bluejays defeated Butler 75-64 in Omaha. Maurice Watson, Jr. scored 21 points for CU on 9-of-14 shooting. Greg McDermott's team is 16-1, with the only loss coming to defending national champion Villanova. That'll do.

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12dC.L. Brown

Wooden Award list includes Trimble, 4 newbies

The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 features one familiar face from last season -- Maryland's Melo Trimble -- as well as four new additions.

ESPN Stats & Info

Creighton expected to win in Omaha

ESPN's BPI gives the edge to the home team in Wednesday night's Big East showdown. The Bluejays' No. 8 ranking is the highest in school history. Preview

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Bilas Index: Butler ranked No. 13

Butler has four wins against the BPI Top 25, tied for most in D-1, notes Jay Bilas. The Bulldogs can add to their impressive résumé with wins over Creighton and Xavier this week. Top 68 (Insider)

The Big East remains elite on hardwood

Big East fans don't need to be reminded that college basketball is in full swing. Villanova is aiming to repeat, while Creighton, Butler and Xavier could all make noise in March. Medcalf: College hoops takes over

Butler makes big jump in Power Rankings

The Bulldogs followed up their home win over then-No. 1 Villanova with a win at Georgetown. They'll face No. 8 Creighton and No. 15 Xavier this week. Power Rankings

Baylor tops the Power Rankings as Villanova falls (1:44)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Big East fines Butler $5,000 for court storming after the win over Villanova. Butler announces it will donate the money to Be the Match charity out of its Bulldog Club account.

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.489th
Rebounds Per Game32.5321st
Assists Per Game13.1224th
Points Allowed67.064th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record21-14
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14